Freshman Counselor A-L

Tara Chase

Mrs. Chase hails from Midwest City Oklahoma.  She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Master of Education in Adult and Higher Education at the University of Oklahoma.  At the University of Central Oklahoma Mrs. Chase completed a Masters of Education in Educational Guidance and Counseling.  She was an AP Social Studies teacher at Edmond North before working as a counselor in Putnam City schools and Francis Tuttle.  For fun Mrs. Chase enjoys serving in Switch at LifeChurch, watching sports, and spending time with her family.

tara.chase@edmondschools.net

405-726-7052

 

Picture of Teranne Williams

Freshman Counselor M-Z

Teranne Williams

Teranne Williams has joined Edmond North this year as a freshman counselor. With a passion for helping kids build connections to the school community, she encourages all students who are finding it difficult to connect to visit her any time. Leaving the classroom with 10 years of experience in math education, she also desires to help students who are academically struggling to develop strategies to improve their classroom performance. She is an Edmond graduate who went on to pursue her masters degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. She’s a fan of The Office, Harry Potter, and punny dad jokes.

teranne.williams@edmondschools.net

405-726-7174

 

Counselor Grades 10-12; Student last initial A-Da

Heather Solomon

Mrs Solomon is in her 11th year of School Counseling, all of which was spent in the Elementary school setting and 10 of those years with OKCPS schools. Mrs Solomon’s experience includes working at DHS with children and families, working at Cedar Ridge Mental Health Hospital and currently owns a Private Practice for mental health therapy. Mrs Solomon has a Bachelors of Science in Social Work and a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Leadership from SWOSU and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Mrs. Solomon has a passion for helping kids build connections in the school and throughout the community. She gets excited talking about the future and hopes to help the students find the best path to follow their dreams. She encourages all students to reach out and promises a friendly face anytime you walk into her office. When time allows, Mrs. Solomon enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 kids, and 4 dogs. She enjoys get togethers with family and friends, road trips, attending church, volunteering, and working out.

heather.solomon@edmondschools.net

405-726-7108

 

 

Counselor Grades 10-12; Student last initial De-Ho

Shonta Watts

I am excited to be a part of the Edmond North High School Counseling Team. I have worked in education for 20 years, and my service in education has been a pleasant and rewarding part of my journey thus far. I enjoy working with and sharing the very important role of mentoring and guiding all of my students towards attaining and achieving their College & Career Goals, as well as, working with them to assure that they are well-balanced Emotionally, Socially, and Academically. As always, I live by my favorite quote:

“Treat other as if they are what they might be, and you will help them to become capable of being.”

shonta.watts@edmondschools.net

405-726-7110

 

Grades 10-12; Student last initial Hr-Mj

Wendy Smelser

Mrs. Smelser is entering her 19th year in education and her 3rd year as a counselor at Edmond North. She has had the privilege to work with students and families as an educator in Arkansas, Iowa, Michigan, and Oklahoma. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and corralling her four-legged family members.

wendy.smelser@edmondschools.net

405-726-7109

Counselor Grades 10-12; Student last initial Mo-Sh

Colin Higbee

Mr. Higbee is in his 15th year of education and his second year at Edmond North. Prior to North, Mr. Higbee served in schools in OKCPS, Alaska, Colorado, and Oregon. When he’s not at North, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and traveling.

colin.higbee@edmondschools.net

405-726-7111

Counselor Grades 10-12; Student last initial Si-Z

Kathy Ralson

Ms. Ralson is in her 15th year of counseling at the secondary level. This is her first year with Edmond Schools. Prior to working as a school counselor, Ms. Ralson worked as an attorney, focusing on family law, with an emphasis on domestic violence. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and playing with her dogs.

kathy.ralson@edmondschools.net

405-726-7107